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U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA-RD) program has awarded a $70,500 grant to the Lee County Fiscal Court for a new ambulance and a $22,871 grant to the City of Beattyville for a new police cruiser. These funds will help provide efficient and effective community services for the 1,193 residents of Beattyville and surrounding areas.

“In responding to a car accident, fire, rising flood waters, or other regional crisis, our emergency medical technicians and police officers need reliable, well-equipped transportation options,” said Rogers. “This investment in new vehicles moves Beattyville’s emergency response forward and grants the citizens of Lee County greater peace of mind in the local capabilities of public safety. I continue to be impressed by the valuable partnerships forged between the USDA and the rural communities in our region.”

In addition to the Rural Development funding, the City of Beattyville is contributing $7,624 toward the new police cruiser, bringing the total funding to $30,495. Similarly, Lee County Fiscal Court is contributing $23,500 in addition to Rural Development’s $70,500 grant for a new ambulance, bringing the total funding to $94,000. These vehicles will be purchased in order to provide for the most modern and effective protection capabilities for the citizens of Lee County.

Through his role as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Rogers works to secure funding for valuable initiatives in the Fifth Congressional District.